May 2016 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News

NIMR Automotive new Ajban SOV Special Operations Vehicle in live demo at Warrior Competition
Ajban SOV 4x4 Special Operations Vehicle NIMR Automotive Warrior Competition 2016 KASOTC training center Amman Jordan 640 001
During the Warrior Competition 2016, at the KASOTC Special Forces training Camp in Jordan, the United Arab Emirates Company NIMR Automotive presents one the most modern combat vehicle especially designed for Special Forces units which is called AJBAN SOV (Special Operations Vehicle).

Russia deploys Rys` armoured cars at Victory Day Parade rehearsals
Russia deploys Rys armoured cars at Victory Day Parade rehearsals 640 001 Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has issued Rys` (a licensed copy of Italian Iveco LMV-65 (Light Multirole Vehicle) utility armoured car) armoured cars (AC) to the 22th Special Forces (SF) brigade deployed at Rostov-on-Don (Rostov Region). The cars were revealed on May 3 during the 9 May Victory Day Parade rehearsals.

Rheinmetall to supply ammunition for the German Army Puma IFVs
Rheinmetall to supply ammunition for the German Army Puma IFVs Rheinmetall has been awarded a contract by the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to provide ammunition and accessories for the German Army’s KMW-Rheinmetal Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicles. The orders were placed from February to April and have a value of EUR12 million.

ArmorSource to provide lightweight helmets to the USMC
ArmorSource to provide lightweight helmets to the USMC ArmorSource LLC has been contracted by the United States Marine Corps to provide 10,000 Lightweight Helmets (LWH). The new equipment will be delivered in the first three quarters of 2017. They will be produced at the company’s headquarters facilities in Ohio.

Norway steps up contribution against ISIS
Norway steps up contribution against ISIS Norway will increase its contribution in the fight against the Islamic State. The Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, made the announcement stressing that ISIS is a threat to the country’s security as well, referring to the terrorist attacks in France, Belgium and Turkey. Oslo’s contribution will be under the UN Security Council’s resolution 2249 and will involve military and civilian engagements.

Tata Power SEO to provide its Rajak thermal imaging systems to the border Security Force
Tata-Power-SEO-to-provide-its-thermal-imaging-systems-to-the-border-Security-Force-640-001 Tata Power's Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SEO) has received an order from the Border Security Force (BSF), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India for the supply of Rajak TBC DN-1, its indigenously developed Hand Held Thermal Imaging Systems (HHTI) (Cooled Version). BSF is one of the premier forces of India using HHTls for border surveillance and has selected through a global tender Tata Power SED's Rajak TBC DN-1 Multi-Function Thermal lmager after extensive field trials.

Raytheon to increase its small unmanned aircraft systems deliveries
Raytheon-to-increase-its-small-unmanned-aircraft-systems-deliveries-640-001 Responding to growing warfighter demand, Raytheon Company has increased deliveries of its small unmanned aircraft systems. The company has also formed a new UAS directorate within the Advanced Missile Systems product line in Tucson, Arizona, that combines expertise in small UAS airframe and integration, with mission payload, command and control, and technology from across the company.

NATO to send more troops in Baltic states
NATO to send more troops in Baltic states NATO is planning to increase its presence in the Baltic region. According to officials, the Alliance plans to send around 4,000 soldiers in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, in an effort to reinforce its presence against Russia.

Swedish FMV received v2.0 software of the KomNod IP-comms system
Swedish Army received v2.0 software of the KomNod IP-comms system  The Swedish Procurement Agency (FMV) has received the latest version of the voice and data communication KomNod system’s software. The IP-based tactical communications system started in 2009 was granted to Thales in 2010. It was installed on the Army's  vehicles, as part of a Swedish Armed Forces-wide programme for IP-based communication infrastructure.

Dutch Cyber Command to set up training and testing facility with Thales
Dutch Cyber Command to set up training and testing facility with Thales The Dutch Defence Cyber Command and Thales have signed an agreement to set up a Cyber training and testing centre. The Cyber Range as it will be known, will be based at Dumoulin Barracks in Soesterberg region. Its operation will allow the Dutch Armed Forces to train their personnel and test new technologies and procedures in a safe and secure environment.

Oshkosh Defense to feature its new TerraMax unmanned ground vehicle technology at XPONENTIAL
Oshkosh-Defense-to-feature-its-new-TerraMax-unmanned-ground-vehicle-at-XPONENTIAL-2016-640-001 Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will feature its TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology equipped on a MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) during the annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) conference, XPONENTIAL in New Orleans from May 2-5, 2016.

Orbital ATK to provide the US Army with small caliber ammunition
Orbital-ATK-to-provide-the-US-Army-with-small-caliber-ammunition-640-001 Orbital ATK, Inc., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that it has received orders totaling $210 million to produce small caliber ammunition for the U.S. Army. Orders were placed for .50 caliber, 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammunition under Orbital ATK’s supply contract to produce a variety of small caliber ammunition for the U.S. government at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (Lake City) in Independence, Missouri.

Elbit Systems provides Advanced Driving Simulators for two NATO armies
Elbit Systems provides Advanced Driving Simulators for two NATO armies 640 001 Elbit Systems announced on May 2, that it has completed the delivery of a number of driving simulators for the armed forces of two NATO member countries. The simulators, which were delivered to the driving schools of both countries, are expected to enrich the training plan of new drivers, as well as support the operational readiness of qualified drivers.

AeroVironment unveils its new Mantis i45 EO/IR Gimbal Payload for its Puma unmanned aircraft
AeroVironment-unveils-its-new-Mantis-i45-EO-IR-Gimbal-Payload-for-its-Puma-unmanned-aircraft-640-001 AeroVironment Inc., a world leader in small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today unveiled its new Mantis i45 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) gimbal payload designed for AeroVironment Puma™ AE (All Environment) small unmanned aircraft systems – for both commercial and military applications. The company made the announcement at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2016 conference and trade show taking place May 2-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Russian Paratroopers to be equipped with new Typhoon 4x4 armored personnel carriers
Russian-Paratroopers-to-be-equipped-with-new-Typhoon-4x4-armored-personnel-carriers-640-002 The first mock-up model of a new Russian assault armored vehicle for use during training is already in production, according to Russian Airborne Troops chief Vladimir Shamanov. Russian paratroopers will soon be equipped with new Typhoon 4x4 armored personnel carriers, RIA Novosti quoted Russian Airborne Troops chief Vladimir Shamanov as saying.

Vikings amphibious all-terrain vehicles to reach full operational capability after 3.5 year journey
Vikings-amphibious-all-terrain-vehicles-to-reach-full-operational-capability-after-3-5-year-journey-640-002 The UK Royal Navy’s fleet of amphibious all-terrain vehicles – Vikings – have reached full operational capability (FOC) after a 3.5 year journey. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced in September 2012 that 99 Viking vehicles, used extensively by the Royal Marines, would be regenerated under a new $54 (£37) million contract with BAE Systems.

CH military drones to be the Chinese most popular product on the international arms market
CH-military-drones-to-be-the-Chinese-most-popular-product-on-the-international-arms-market-640-001 A number of foreign nations are awaiting delivery of CH military drones, one of China's most popular products on the international arms market reported the China Daily. The series, called Cai Hong, which translates as rainbow, is considered by experts to be among the most lethal. The newest and largest capacity combat drone in the series, the CH-5, is awaiting government approval for export.

Harris to be awarded $29 million to provide tactical radios to European Nation
Harris-to-be-awarded-29-million-to-provide-tactical-radios-to-European-Nation-640-001 Harris Corporation has received two orders totaling $29 million to provide its Falcon® family of tactical radios to a customer in Europe as part of an ongoing standardization program designed to ensure interoperability during coalition operations. The orders were received during the third quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2016.

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